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LetsGetChecked: Avni Santani

LetsGetChecked has appointed Avni Santani as chief genomics officer. She was previously chief medical officer at Veritas Genomics, which LetsGetChecked acquired last year. Before that, Santani was director of clinical laboratories and strategic initiatives at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Scan

Cystatin C Plays Role in Immunosuppression, Cancer Immunotherapy Failure, Study Finds

A study in Cell Genomics provides insight into how glucocorticoids can lead to cancer immunotherapy failure via cystatin C production.

Aging, Species Lifespan Gene Expression Signatures Overlap

An Osaka Metropolitan University team reports in Nucleic Acids Research that transcriptional signatures of aging and maximum lifespan have similarities.

Splicing Subgroup Provides Protocols for Evaluating Splicing Variant Data

The group presents their approach on how to apply evidence codes to splicing predictions and other data in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Single-Cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Mouse Cochlea to Aid Treatment Development

Researchers in PNAS conducted single-cell and single-nuclear sequencing of about 120,000 cells at three key timepoints in cochlear development to generate a transcriptomic atlas.